[fxruby-users] Support for Ruby 1.9?

Kevin Burge kevin.burge at systemware.com
Wed Apr 18 08:22:49 EDT 2007

Thank you.

I found a possible error in the patch I sent you: It looks like you can 
call "funcall", rather than removing "private :init" from install.rb.  I 
have not verified this.  And, "funcall" is not in 1.8, so I put in:

if RUBY_VERSION < "1.9"
  module Kernel
    alias_method :funcall, :send

Haven't quite figured out the difference between funcall, send, and 

Lyle Johnson wrote:
> On 4/18/07, *Kevin Burge* <kevin.burge at systemware.com 
> <mailto:kevin.burge at systemware.com>> wrote:
>     As an extension developer myself, I wanted to try to use 1.9 on a
>     day-to-day basis before it's released, to make sure that I don't
>     write any new incompatible code, and to possibly contribute by
>     reporting bugs to various projects that don't seem to be 1.9
>     compatible sooner rather than later.  IMO, it would be nice if,
>     when 1.9 is finally released, there are actually libraries that
>     work with it beyond the standard stuff. :)
> Sure. ;)
>     Also, YARV only supports native threads at this point, as far as I
>     can tell.
> Native threads, as in operating system threads? Or just the user-space 
> threads that Ruby 1.8 provides?
> Just an update: I checked out the trunk for Ruby 1.9 last night and 
> built that, but I'm having trouble getting some critical stuff 
> (namely, RubyGems) to even install. I'm sure this is just a temporary 
> breakage, but it looks like it's going to be awhile before I can say 
> that FXRuby "works" on Ruby 1.9. Nevertheless, I'll go ahead and apply 
> the patches that you sent (for FileText.exists?) and so my best to get 
> other things fixed in due time.
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